Malcolm Goldstein


Black birds against a gray sky


A flock of black birds against a gray sky

suddenly dispersing

in more directions than you knew there were


leaving the gray sky gray


the city park trees darkening with jackdaws


the city park trees loud with sharp utterances

that gnaw against each other

like diamond whetters against ski stick tips


against ski stick tips


loud against


diamond whetters


ski stick tips


the city park




Japanese calligraphy

across off-white paper


Fast Japanese calligraphy

across slow yellow paper


Velocities tearing at matter


densifying and thinning

into forms of pleasure and disgust


Matter velocifying out of reach,

below the horizon of events




out of the countryside of Vermont




out of the electric circuits of Montreal


strings corroding

under his bow of prey


fiddle body swelling

under showers of sweat,


in the swell of gravity waves,

like an old galleass

on southern seas


So much youth

out of all this age;

so much NOW

out of all these years:



whose bow and strings can mimic distant church bells

through all this atheism




down those nerve ends

to the bottom of pain

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Written on 2022-05-22 at 16:04

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